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KPU Science Rendezvous Activities

UPDATE: KPU Science Rendezvous 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. However, we hope you save the date for next year and join us on Saturday, May 8, 2021. Be well and stay healthy! 


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Over 100 hands-on activities, shows and displays!  

Activity
Description
Virtual Reality Stations Our CADD folks will have virtual reality stations where you can tour a lab; create a 3D digital model with augmented reality and watch our 3D printer create some cool items 
Button Maker Station Design your own unique button to take home at the Wilson School of Design Button Maker Station!
Talk to Trees & Bucket Lift Learn how to listen to trees and what they are saying to you! We'll also have 'bucket lift' rides to take you high up into the trees
Puzzles & Games Challenge your mind with cryptography puzzles, brain teasers, and a giant tetrahedron from our Math department
Make Your Own Blood Learn what goes into your blood and make your own to take home!
DNA Lab Join the KPU Biology team to learn about DNA with hands-on DNA Beading and Strawberry DNA Isolation
Green Bug Berets! Check out the Special Forces in the insect world — mimics, camouflage, defensive chemicals — they have it all. Learn the stealth tactics from the smallest, most powerful army
Garden  to Table Heavenly herbs — how they grow and get to your dinner plate!
The Human Body Skeletons, organ models, posters, live dissections, microscopes and more in the Anatomy & Physiology labs
Make a Pet Rock Learn more about geography and make your own pet rock to take home
Lie Detector Test Have you ever had a polygraph? KPU's Psychology department will put you to the test!
Get Moving Join the KPU Sports & Rec team outside for a playful soccer skills competition
Indigenous Art Enjoy this art station with Indigenous colouring pages, words, images and other activities
Slime Lab Make your own coloured, glitter slime to take home! 
Bug Races Back by popular demand, the KPU Derby at Cockroach Downs!
Underground Adventures What kind of soil is in your backyard? How about those worms? What critters are living in your compost?
Ladybug Love An insect's family tree — is a ladybug really a bug?

 

Shows, Workshops & Tours

Show times for 2021 will likely change, however, here's a sample show schedule

Event
Description
Magic Show Be prepared to be awed and impressed at the always-popular Chemistry Magic Show (shows at 12 pm, 1 pm & 2 pm)
Design Button-Maker Station Express your creativity and make your own custom button in our Button-Maker Station! (11 am-3 pm)
Tie-Dye Lab Coat Demo Help make a fun, colourful tie-dye lab coat with Chemistry instructor, Astrid. (11 am-3 pm)
Pig Heart & Cow Eye Dissections Ever wondered what a pig heart or cow eye looks like from the inside? Check out our pre-dissected organs for yourself!
Dancing Flames Watch how fire dances to the latest pop tunes and find out how science effects sound and flames. (Show every 30 minutes starting at 11:30am; last show at 2:30pm)
Brewery Tours Tour KPU's state-of-the-art craft brewery and learn how beer is made. (Kids welcome; beer tastings for the adults 19+) (Tour every 30 minutes starting at 11:30am; last tour at 2:30pm)
Labyrinth Walk Serenity now! Walk the flower labyrinth created by KPU's School of Horticulture to lower anxiety and create inner peace. Our labyrinth is registered with the World Labyrinth Society. 
Blood Pressure Clinic Get your blood pressure taken by KPU Faculty of Health Nursing students and learn about the human heart. (11 am-2:45 pm)
CAMPUS TOURS Interested in a tour of our KPU Langley campus? Sign up for a campus tour at the TOURS STATION next to the Main Stage in the courtyard.
Tour: Faculty of Health Have you always dreamed of working in the medical field? Take a guided tour and learn about KPU's Faculty of Health and all the programs we offer. (Tours throughout the day, sign up at the TOURS STATION next to the Main Stage)
BIG BANG Gather at the Main Stage at 2:45pm pm for the big explosion to end the day at KPU Science Rendezvous! (Get there early to get a good spot)